Missouri and Arkansas 2017 Minimum Wage Increase

Missouri and Arkansas 2017 Minimum Wage Increase

December 15th, 2016 10:48 am

Missouri: On January 1, 2017, Missouri’s minimum wage will increase from $7.65 to $7.70 per hour. The minimum cash wage for tipped employees will increase from $3.83 to $3.85 per hour. Missouri’s minimum wage is adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers. We recommend that you review […]

Federal Overtime Rules on Hold

November 28th, 2016 3:58 pm

Tuesday afternoon, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules, which were slated to go into effect in just over a week on December 1, 2016. The judge ruled that the Department of Labor (DOL) likely […]

Why You Should Consider Progressive Discipline Before Termination

September 23rd, 2016 3:47 pm

Terminating employment always comes with risk, even when it’s done for good cause. You can reduce this risk by using progressive discipline. As its name suggests, progressive discipline involves a progression of disciplinary actions with escalating consequences. When used to give employees with behavioral or performance problems time and opportunity to improve, it demonstrates good […]

New OSHA Rules – 2016

August 19th, 2016 1:26 pm

Upcoming OSHA Rule Changes The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new final rule revising its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation. The rule will require certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data. It also prohibits employers from discouraging employees from making injury and illness reports. Anti-Retaliation Provisions […]

Working with Summer Scheduling Changes

July 12th, 2016 9:54 am

Work-life balance has frequently been outpolling money as the most important factor for employees! So what can employers do in the summer months when employees have more scheduling conflicts than usual? Depending on the nature of your business, consider making exceptions where you can. Working with employees to allow for personal obligations and free time […]